Okanagan Military Tattoo – Show 1
July 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
We are planning on holding the 2021 events the Friday and Saturday of 23 and 24 July, from 7:30 PM to 9:15 PM.
The communities of Armstrong and Spallumcheen are super enthusiastic about the event coming to their Interior Provincial Exhibition (IPE) grounds. Armstrong is just a 12 minute drive north of Vernon. We have lots of work to do but we are well on our way. Our fervent hope is that the Covid restrictions will allow us enough of a crowd by the end of July to put on this event.
A musical extravaganza of pipers, drummers, musicians, military bands, marching troops, multicultural dancers and singers of all ages brought together in an action packed, non-stop choreographed two-hour event. Featuring over 400 performers from all over North America paying tribute to our military past and present.
A musical tattoo is a demonstration of military drumming, piping and skills. Known as a ‘tattoo’ from when the British Army was fighting in Belgium 300 years ago, soldiers were called in from the pubs each night for curfew, or Doe den tap toe, Dutch for ‘Turn off the taps, too’.
The expression evolved to ‘tap-too’ and then ‘tattoo’: an exhilarating showcase of military bands, choirs and skills as well as the sounds and dances of today’s finest performers from around the world.
The inaugural 2014 Okanagan Military Tattoo – A Celebration of Traditions, was the brainchild of a few valley pipers who thought Vernon would be the perfect place for a tattoo.